Sidney, a fast-growing, picturesque central Maine town of just over four thousand people, is located between Augusta and Waterville along the west side of the Kennebec River. Sidney was settled in the 1760's as part of Vassalboro and was incorporated as a town on January 30, 1792. The town was named for Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586) who was English poet, courtier and soldier, and is remembered as one of the most prominent figures of the Elizabethan Age.
Once an agricultural community known especially for its production of hay and apples, Sidney is still home to working farms and retains its rural character. Sidney's original nineteen schoolhouses have been replaced by the highly respected James H. Bean Elementary School that is part of the Messalonskee School District. Bordered on the west by Messalonskee Lake, Sidney is a welcoming community that offers recreational opportunities, successful businesses, an excellent education for its children, and friendly neighbors!
Open for Public Comment because USDA is seeking comments regarding:
by 4:30 pm, Friday 10/27/17.
Sidney is seeking a back up animal control officer. See Job Openings under Town Business for more details.
Thank you to all who helped us celebrate SHAWNA FOYE at her retirement party!
2018 Dog tags are now available.
Absentee ballots available for the November 7th election, please contact the clerk for yours today.
The Salvation Army will hold 2017 Holiday Registration Sign-Ups for the Augusta and Waterville area October 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, & 28, 2017. You may view the schedule in the Sidney Town Office lobby or call 207-623-3752 for more information.
RSU#18 will hold Public Hearings regarding the November Bond Referendum on the following dates and at the following locations:
Monday, Oct 23, 2017 - China Middle School (for China residents), 6:00 pm
Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 - James H. Bean School (for Sidney residents), 6:00 pm
Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017 - Belgrade Central School (for Belgrade and Rome residents), 6:00 pm
Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 - Messalonskee High School PAC (for Oakland residents), 6:00 pm
REFERENDUM ELECTION: Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:00am - 8:00pm, Sidney Town Office
(State & RSU18 Referendums)
The Sidney Town Office and Transfer Station will be CLOSED on Friday, November 10, 2017 in observance of Veterans Day.
The Sidney Town Office will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24, 2017 in observance of Thanksgiving.
The Transfer Station will be CLOSED on Friday, November 24, 2017 in observance of Thanksgiving Friday.
There are many residents that have hit upon hard times and are in need of heating aid. These people are employed and they generally are not eligible for General Assistance. By the generosity of those in better circumstances these families can be helped by the Town of Sidney Heat Fund. In order to keep this fund available we are asking for your help in donating what you can. Please make the check out to Town of Sidney and mail to 2986 Middle Road, Sidney, ME 04330 or stop by the Town Office and drop off what you can. We thank you in advance for your generosity.